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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

The Darkness Haunted House Is Now Open For Spooky Season

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 1:46 PM

click to enlarge 'Tis the season. - COURTESY SCAREFEST
  • Courtesy Scarefest
  • 'Tis the season.

Spooky Season in St. Louis isn’t complete without a trip to the Darkness Haunted House in Soulard. Organizers go all-out each year to make you jump, make you scream and make you swear you’ll never return.

The Darkness (1525 and 1517 South 8th Street) opened last weekend and the experience is being billed as “America's scariest square mile.” The scare factory has just been renovated to make the experience longer and scarier, too.

From The Darkness:

“New scenes include a Killer Pumpkin Barn, Haunted Conservatory, a Horror Arcade with pinball games, a new five-minute Coffin Escape Room, Zombie Jam Basketball, Walking Dead Shooting Games, Horror Arcades, Ride the Electric Chair, and photo opportunities with the haunt's living monsters.”

The Darkness will be open on weekends through October 17 and after that it will be open every night through Halloween. You can visit for a short time after the holiday, too, because the experience doesn’t close for the season until November 6.

And if you’re too scared to enter the haunted house, you can still get in on some Halloween fun with the family. The Darkness is also offering new Frankenstein and Dracula-themed escape rooms this year, too, which can be booked at

Visit to buy tickets to the haunted house or to score combination deals.

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